Parents: Parent Resources

Resources List

Remember you are not alone! There are many organizations dedicated to helping you support your child's learning. Get your questions answered and get informed about what you can do to help your child by calling or visiting an organization in your neighborhood. Here is just a handful organizations to get you started.

Boston Resources
Boston Partners in Education
44 Farnsworth St.
Boston, MA 02110
An independent, nonprofit organization that trains and places thousands of volunteers in Boston public schools.

Boston Public Schools (BPS)
BPS Main Office
26 Court St.
Boston, MA 02108
Practical information about Boston public schools, including enrollment, transportation, MCAS, special education, and bilingual education. Hosts an annual Showcase of Schools at the Bayside Expo Center in early January.

BPS Citywide Parents Council
21 Deckard St.
Boston, MA 02121
Advocates for quality education for all Boston public school students. Provides technical assistance, advocacy services, training, support, and resources.

BPS Counseling & Intervention Center
515 Hyde Park Ave.
Roslindale, MA 02131
Offers counseling to prevent violence-related behaviors.

BPS Multilingual Communications and Placement Center
55 New Dudley St.
Roxbury, MA 02120
Assists parents of children enrolled in BPS bilingual education programs. Help in Spanish, Cape Verdean, Haitian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Somali, Greek, Arabic, and Italian.

BPS Parent Support Services Team
BPS Main Office
26 Court St.
Boston, MA 02108
Assists parents during school registration and provides information about special services and community resources.

BPS Special Needs Parent Advisory Council
617-635-7810 or 617-635-6878
515 Hyde Park Ave.
Roslindale, MA 02131
Advocates for children with special needs in the BPS. Offers monthly parent workshops and individual case advocacy.

BPS Title I Parent Resource Center
445 Warren Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02121
Offers workshops, training, and advocacy support for parents of Title I students. Title I provides extra resources to schools with the highest concentrations of poverty.

Community Mobilization Empowerment Project
c/o Urban League of Eastern Mass.
88 Warren St.
Roxbury, MA 02119
Works with parents of children of color to improve communication skills and self-confidence. CMEP programs are located at:

  • Crispus Attucks Children's Center
  • Roxbury Family YMCA
  • Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center
  • Freedom House
  • Hattie B. Cooper Community Center
  • Roxbury Boys & Girls Club
Massachusetts Resources
Higher Education Information Center
c/o Boston Public Library
700 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
Offers "Early Awareness" workshops for parents of middle school children who want to go to college. Provides free publications on MCAS and SAT tests, scholarships, and financial aid.

Latino Parents Association
555 Armory St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Supports Latino parents in advocating for their children in school. Help in Spanish.

Learning Disabilities Association of Massachusetts
1275 Main St.
Waltham, MA 02451
Volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with learning disabilities and their families.

Parents' Place
c/o Federation for Children with Special Needs
1135 Tremont St., Suite 2120
Boston, MA 02120
Supports parent involvement and offers free "Families First" workshops, where parents can learn about special topics and share tips with other parents. Help in Spanish and Portuguese.

Parents United for Child Care
30 Winter St.
Boston, MA 02108
Provides information about after-school child care, tutoring, and homework assistance. Help in Spanish.

Massachusetts Advocacy Center
100 Boylston St., Suite 200
Boston, MA 02116
Supports parent involvement and trains parents to become more effective educational advocates for their children. Help in Spanish.

Massachusetts Department of Education
350 Main St.
Malden, MA 02148
Provides comprehensive information about education in Massachusetts, including the latest policies and statistics on the MCAS exam.

National Resources
Institute for Responsive Education
21 Lake Hall
Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115
A nonprofit organization that promotes family and community involvement in education with a special emphasis on issues of educational equity.

National Center for Learning Disabilities
381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1401
New York, NY 10016
Provides national leadership in support of children and adults with learning disabilities.

The Right Question Project
(617) 492-1900
2464 Massachusetts Avenue- Suite 314
Cambridge, MA 02140
A nonprofit organization that helps parents get more involved in their children's education.

US Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20202
Produces hundreds of publications annually, administers programs and initiatives, and underwrites education research.